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In 1988, Mike Figgis (Internal Affairs, Leaving Las Vegas) made his feature directorial debut with
Stormy Monday, a taut, noir-influenced gangster movie that drew on his key formative influences, including his youth in the Newcastle of the late ’50s and early ’60s, and the city’s vibrant jazz scene.

Sean Bean (Ronin) plays Brendan, a young loafer taken under the wing of jazz club owner Finney (Sting, Quadrophenia), who’s under pressure from American mobster Cosmo (Tommy Lee Jones,
The Fugitive) to sell up in exchange for a cut of a local land development deal. Brendan just wants to earn an honest crust, but his burgeoning relationship with Cosmo’s ex-lover Kate (Melanie Griffith, Body Double) threatens to drag him into the middle of the impending showdown…

A romantic crime thriller with genuine heart, Stormy Monday features striking, rain-drenched cinematography by Roger Deakins (The Big Lebowski, No Country for Old Men) and a seductive jazz score provided by the director himself. Presented here for the first time in high definition in the US, there has never been a better time to discover one of this iconic filmmaker’s most assured and uniquely haunting efforts.

Pre-order at MVDshop.com or on Amazon

Features

– High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
– Original stereo audio (uncompressed on the Blu-ray Disc)
– Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
– Audio commentary with Mike Figgis, moderated by critic Damon Wise
– New video appreciation by critic Neil Young, and a “then and now” tour of the film’s Newcastle locations
– Theatrical trailer
– Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Jacey
FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Booklet featuring new writing by critic Mark Cunliffe
Specs
Format: BLU-RAY
SKU: AV093
UPC: 760137030980
Street Date: 07/11/17
PreBook Date: 06/06/17
Label: Arrow Video »
Genre: Cult
Run Time: 93 mins
Number of Discs: 2
Audio: STEREO
Year of Production: 1988
Director: Mike Figgis
Actors: Tommy Lee Jones, Sting, Sean Bean, Melanie Griffith
Territory: US
Language: English
SRP: $29.95

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